My idea for a mission:
The briefing should say something about establishing a forward base of supplies and using desolated base(after repairs of course!) as a supply stock/crew chambers and so on. Command should warn the pilots that the asteroid belt is not monitored by sensors, due to the proximity of the sun. The whole place can be described as a base set to watch the belt from possible incursions, but sometime after deployment, the base was bought by trading operation, due to lack of danger, then left behind.Starts as a patrol mission around destroyed base (arcadia or whatever). Base itself is located in debris field. 5-8k from should be an asteroird belt. Sun should be big (4 or 5 size methinks), andglowing from the direction of asteroid belt. It's a cause of radar malfunctions. Player, as a part of interceptor wing, patrols the area. First some waypoints around the station and debris field. Then, from the station should send a transmission:
St.: Interceptors, identify yourselves!
Wingman1: Station, this is Alfa wing from squadron whatever, acting under orders of [fraction_player's_in], the legitimate authority here. Identify yourself
St.: Alfa, leave the area.
WM1: Station, don't try our patience.
St.: Alfa, leave the area or we'll use fire.
WM2: Oh yeah? From what? That destroyed Arcadia, or that destroyed turrets?
WM1: Can it, ensign.Now, from the station should launch a wing of old/retired fighters. They should close in on Alfa, and send their transmission.
OldFighter1: Hey, shiny cowboys, leave the place or we'll smash your "brand-new" fighters.
WM1: Listen, I don't know if you're all retarded or crazy, but I can call in reinforcements at any time. Do you really want...
St.: Falcons! Shivans incoming!2k from the scene a Shivan cruiser should be spawned (as if it was going from the asteroid field)
OF2: Crap! Disperse!
Fighters start dodging and shooting the cruiser. when it has like 5-10 HP, it should send a transmission(like "bzzzt").
WM4: The hell was that?!
OF3: Probably malfunction caused by OUR GUNS, you moron.The old story begins again...:
St.: Alfa, leave the area, you're atracting hostiles.
WM1: Negative station, I'm calling in backup. You should leave. NOW.
OF2: You're not getting our station!
Warphole opens, terran corvette warps in.
Corv: Hello there Falc... What the?! You dirty backstabbers! All guns, open fire on the traitors!
OF4: Aw, hell.Cv starts shooting with flaks
St.: We're getting outta here! Falcons cover us!Station launches transporter (Elysium-like), Cv charges up a beam and swiftly vaporizes it.
OF1: NO! Falcons, run!Now the funny stuff begins: Falcons warp out, and corvette turns around to face Alfa. in that moment, at the flank of the ship spawns shivan corvette("Dark"). Facing the terran corvette and smashing into it! Both ships explode.
WM1: What the... hell...
WM3: I think I don't understand...
WM2: I liked that.
WM2: Well, I like shiny things.Terran cruiser "Defender" warps in.
TC: The cavalry arrived... what the...? Did you call reinforcements to clear out the debris?
WM1: You won't believe what just happened here.
WM2: BUT IT WAS GREAT!
WM3: Shut up! Ensigns...But then, in the same place, where a while ago a little cruiser was spawned , now 2 wings of fighters and 1 of bombers should appear.
WM3: Bombers! Defend the cruiser!
WM1: How long till you can jump, "Defender"?
TC: We won't make it before they get here!
WM1: Alfa! Let's get those bombers!Battle starts, then, when everything looks awfully grim, Falcons warp-in
F1: "I hope everything's OK..."
F3: "Shivans! Get'em!"After the shivans are destroyed(this wings were a result of detected shivan transmission), Alfa gets an order to go back to base, "Defender" stays on post. Falcons run away.
Debriefing should explain couple of things, like:Good job, Alfa.
We're a bit worried about Shivans here. We didn't expect their presence. Hell, no one expected their presence here! Good job on taking them out. The cruiser was probably a scout ship, then it called in reinforcements. The corvette arrived first and crashed that Terran ship... well, I guess even Shivans can't skip phisics. Sun this close makes everything difficult.
It's not good though, that the fighters didn't arrive at the same time. And I don't mean that I'd like them to smash into that base, but that means, that in the belt a destroyer, carrier is located.
Now, the Terrans. We don't have any idea about who those "Falcons" were, or that corvette. Analitics suggest that they were some small-time smugglers.
But here? Well, it doesn't really matter.
You are relieved.
Will it do, master Shiv?